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August 15 at 8:02pm

I was fishing Christmas eve with my two sons and one caught a red fish. Using the formula like the article did about the big red ours was 68 pounds. With grand kids and Christmas we had to let him and the record go. Nice fish the fisherman caught in Venice

June 19 at 8:56pm

Seems like now when I go fishing more noise than in downtown New Orleans on a Holiday. Air boats by the ton and pro drives by the millions. These boats make a lot of noise and I am a old fort with a hearing problem. Then you have the Air force training right over the area. We are only a few miles from the gulf why do they have to test over Lafitte is a question I would like to know. Guess we will all need some type of ear protection soon.

March 22 at 7:02pm

Please note you have seen very few post about a bass being caught but when they start to bed you will see post after post how easy it is to catch bass. Grew up as a kid that loved to fish City Park and they closed the park during the bedding season. I have seen people snag them off the ness many times. So glad that for many years we as kids and then young men with kids had city park for some great bass fishing and the closing was the main reason.

January 14 at 6:42am

Last Friday with 9 grandkids and 3 sons we went fishing in Lafitte. While fishing for trout my son hooked this red and about a half hour or more he landed it. The boys did the math and came up with 68 pounds of red fish. With 9 hungry kids and Santa on the way no time to get official with scale etc. So we put him back would like to have seen his ture weight. Been fishing for over 70 years and biggest red I ever saw.

December 26, 2016 at 11:36pm

Red fish are hitting shad like bass in the Lake Salavadore area. Plenty of boats and reds use a heavy spoon so you can get distance to school.

October 16, 2016 at 7:00pm

Years ago they pumped lake mud into the area between interstate and lake. Driving home this week this area now looks great with grass and trees and no water. Seems like this project worked well if land is what they wanted.

August 30, 2016 at 7:17am

Good news and bad news of bass fishing. Good news the shad spawn is on and bad news never the same spot. Two at time when you find them.

August 05, 2016 at 5:32pm

If you take a boat ride around Lafitte you will see all kinds of coastal restoration projects from rocks, to walls and now a drag line is working across from C Way Marina. This a good idea but it is also the middle of the storm season why was this work not done in the fall then you have had all summer for the grass and trees to grow so if you get a storm damage would not be so bad. I see all the hype about the reefs but seldom if ever see any reports of people fishing and catching from them. To make my case one was built in Sulphur Mind years ago and don't think anyone even knows where it is now. This use to be the best winter fishing spot in the coast but started to fill in. Now do you think it better to take a drag line and keep that deep hole and use to the dirt to build a ridge or built a reef that holds no fish and no one knows where it is der.

July 18, 2016 at 7:56am

I was trying to cool off today after fishing an took a boat ride to the intercoastal area between Perot and the marsh is growing like the jungles of S. American then you go south and looks like the start of desert with dirt showing up all over the shore line. DER WHERE DO YOU THINK THE SALT WATER IS.

July 09, 2016 at 5:53pm

If Congressman Garret Graves' bill one day becomes law � and the Gulf states will manage their red snapper fishery � the price tag for Year 1 in Louisiana will be $10,039,000, according to the LDWF. I am sure with that kind of cost you could outsource it for one dollar less lol

July 08, 2016 at 10:18am

As i fish around Lafitte I see a ton of coastal restoration projects but little are no news from anyone on what is going on. Last week I saw a drag line across from SeaWay working. They seem to be working on building some type of ridge as the mud is being pilled high. What is the over all plan does anyone know even heard a rumor last week they plan to put a golf course in the area lol

July 06, 2016 at 7:52am

Taking my 3 sons and now 9 grand kids fishing was always a problem as I had to run the trolling motor and was unable to watch the kids. Now with the new trolling motor those problems are in the past. The new trolling motor picks up and lowers and you can do all actions with a remote. Now I stay in the back or drivers seat and run the boat and can keep kids in plane view for any problems. This trolling motor is price less when fishing with kids.

June 26, 2016 at 1:24pm

I moved to BR about 43 years ago and was made fun of by most of the local fisherman who were all bass fisherman. Said my equipment was a joke as you need 5ft 2 rods for accuracy in bass fishing. These same guys now almost all fish saltwater about half still hold bass number one.

Last week we had the grandkids over and took them saltwater fishing and it was every cast with live bait. Then the kids wanted to catch those big bass we had been posting. It did not take them long to understand bass fishing is so different than saltwater. One casting and equipment is more important in bass fishing. The kids worked at using the Shimano reels and caught some great bass.

As a retired guide the average fisherman gets turned off on bass fishing quick as the grass and casting can get old fast. TB is now getting a lot of talk about how great fishing is you can bet the good days will come with a lot of casting and time on the water. Saltwater is the way to go with fisherman and grandkids that want to catch fish. PS The grandkids after some boring times learned to like bass fishing after we got on a great pattern of catching boy was I glad.

June 21, 2016 at 2:31pm

Guess I must be one of the old forts that catch more fish today then any time in my 70plus years of fishing. I can remember when we did not have a trolling motor. We just purchased the new one with all the bells and whistles and one of the main features is the anchor button. Just hit the button you boat stays in place. This is so great when you catch a fish or when the grandkids have a problem. Today I got on a school of bass and put the button on anchor and it was so much fun not having to worry about the anchor or power pole.

June 10, 2016 at 6:00pm

Braid was the answer to that over run on spinning rod and reels and great for cork and free lining live bait. It also cast great on my casting reels but it is a pain with a stopping jerk. Happens when you try to get extra distance or after you catch a good fish. I have tried oil and wetting line still get that over run not a true back lash but a reel problem with light baits also. I have tried them all. It cast a mile and can pull a red or big bass out of that grass like noting else. Seems like in fishing this is always a good and bad picture lol.

June 07, 2016 at 2:33pm

Two endangered whooping cranes released into the wild in December were shot and killed last month south of Rayne in Acadia Parish.

June 03, 2016 at 10:43am

I grew up when everyone used live shrimp. Then we got the Shad Rig and the plastic game started. Most people don't understand the word is live. One never use a jig with a live shrimp. Let the shrimp swim and if you have it rigged right a shrimp can keep away from a catfish. You can keep the shrimp live by keep the water cool use a frozen bottle in the water. Next use water that you get your shrimp in never put water around the marina in your live well. Gas and fresh water kill them fast. When you reach your fishing area then put your live well into action. Next use a net and never use your hands with sun screen or bug protection on them. Keep your bait live and you will catch a lot more fish. This was proven this week end where the live bait boys were killing the trout and the plastic gang were not water was stained.

May 31, 2016 at 8:58pm

I have a garmin 740S and would like more detail on my map. Garmin told me that this chip has more detail but could not show me. Anyone have this chip please call me or email me. VUS013R - Mobile-Lake Charles | Garmin
My map does not sho Gulf Canals in Salvador and Texaco canals in Lafitte. Before I purchase would like to see what I am getting not cheap.

May 26, 2016 at 3:01pm

Wow look at this picture and can you believe it was there

May 25, 2016 at 8:25am

Until about 5 years ago I though I knew every thing about Bass fishing. Then I started to watch the pro's on youtube and have caught more bass in the last 5 years than the 75 years before. Bass unlike Spec. are always in the area we fish. These bass pro's have shown me how to catch them in ways I never tried. Never to old to learn and as a kid never though I would learn how to fish from my TV lol. PS It is a little hard on my pocket book but believe me worth every penny if you like to catch bass.

August 13 at 1:24pm

So right Rocknet about the bass fishing. In Lafitte we have never had bass fishing so good and bigger than ever. The John Curtis rodeo seldom has a 2 pounder to win this year almost 5 and this is not your top pro bass guys lol

July 05 at 2:26pm

Maybe catch and release works. Only last year the Bend was rated number one right. Then the gang showed up to fill the freezer during the spawn. I heard roamers of camp owners catching several limits a day. Now TB is no longer in the top 10 of bass lakes. I think facts and results speak for them self. There are no camps and cleaning stations on Sam Rayburn and it jumped to number 4. But there will be sportsman that say no way catch and release works right.

July 05 at 2:14pm

I just paid 1.82 for gas. These same idiots said we would be paying 10 dollars and run our in a few years lol

July 05 at 2:09pm

The boys called it up on cell phone it est weight was 68 pounds which would have been a La. state record. Took almost an hour to land

June 20 at 10:41am

Does catch and release work and does pressure hurt bass fishing. Last week the Bass masters elite held a tournament on Sam Rayburn and every contestant over 100 had a limit with a 3 pound average. Sam Rayburn is a lake that has no camps on the lake and no cleaning stations. I have friends and sons that fish it all the time an catch record numbers of bass. they say little pressure and no one keeps bass almost a catch release lake. Camp owners and guide from TB are going to Sam Rayburn. I think these facts talk for them self

May 29 at 7:41am

No better place than TB when it is right with spring weather great catch. My son lived on the Bend when he coached at Many HS. After the spring it gets hard in the summer it is so hot and then after Thanksgiving it can get down right Alaska like.

April 13 at 12:26pm

Again we see the new idea catch 5 fish and then look for the kicker. TB winner even said he would not go to where he caught some big fish and would fish the place he knew he could catch fish.

April 11 at 4:02pm

I hear him say just the opposite about Sunday if he had caught that many fish as you say he would never have left the shad area so sooon. Despite being in the top three entering Sunday's action, he tallied a disappointing six-pounds, 11-ounces effort and couldn't keep up with the likes of Lee and others and finished outside the top 10.

March 28 at 10:56am

you make good points but I watched and Sunday did not see any caught in the first hours of fishing. KVD went for 5 hours with out a fish maybe he caught a few under 16 did not see him.catch one on TV in am. I total disagree with you on the big fish idea. I have talked many of the pros and they want to catch 5 fish first this is their goal. A pro just wrote a article about how he needs to change and go for fish and not big ones as he was not making the cut..

March 28 at 8:50am

Bass fishing is trough just watched the classic and on the last day most of the top guys caught 3 to 1 fish. They fished 8 hours and with the best equipment and information you can get. Then they try to sell you a bait that they used lol when bass don't want to bite no bait can turn them on learned over many many years of bass fishing.

March 28 at 7:59am

My understanding that now the State has banned many of those noise makers from using them on wild life management areas.

March 23 at 7:17am

You don't get my point impossible to fish when Air boats keep the canals so dirty you can't fish. After a jet passes over you can't fish for some time like thunder shuts them down. If you have read post we need grass for fishing and dirty water and motors kill grass so right i am winning because I can't fish. I am not a duck hunter but you can bet they will be winning also with this noise.

March 22 at 11:23pm

wow great looking bass but you can smile

February 23 at 8:33pm

Years ago the marsh use to have what people called Marsh bass they were small and even the state put a no size limit on them because of their size. Paul Kaullman the old sports writer for the paper use to talk about catching them by the ton in the marsh. Last few weeks I have fished for bass and found a ton of bass over 3 pounds more than I have caught for years. These bass look like the ones KVD caught in the Tank farm area. I put them back and so glad to see the size improving and looks like bass fishing in the marsh is in great shape for the future. PS Even had a marsh name green trout.

February 12 at 9:50am

Time is hear now. Last week under terrible weather conditions I had one of the best trips I ever had. Using and spinner bait and finding a bass on every blow down and stick up it was sure fun. Some bass were already on the nest. Most of the bass were males however some big females were caught and returned to spawn. The game plan was to find gin clear water with plenty of grass. Before I called it a day I tried some areas with little or no grass and stained water and no fish.

January 24 at 8:04am

lol but believe it or not have a camp on the water in Barataria and saw a guy put one in the box just like that. Guess he wanted to fry fish that night.

January 19 at 5:44pm
A comment titled: Re: Toledo Bend Pre Spawn in response to a report titled: Toledo Bend Pre Spawn

Been fishing TB this time of year for many of them. You can have the trip of a life time if you get the right weather. Have caught them on every cast one day then front passed and nothing I mean nothing. Bass don't like change and the weather in the spring changes with the fronts. If you can get several days and nights with warm temp. right before a front go for sure but after the first blue bird day etc. play golf.

January 14 at 6:54am
A comment titled: Re: Lake des Allemands in response to a report titled: Lake des Allemands

No problem getting there but have some real problems with stumps and shallow water. You go west on the lake and you will see some bulk heads with pilings and you are there. Many stumps in the area so I would go slow. This is where the Davis Pond comes into the lake.

December 09, 2016 at 9:14am
A comment titled: Re: Smallmouth bass? in response to a report titled: Smallmouth bass?

There are many lakes in the south that have smallmouts but you need to stock them and the two lakes you talked about could have them if they stocked them.

October 05, 2016 at 10:19pm
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